Jonathan Monaghan Rainbow Narcosis

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8:46 mins

Description:
Stereo sound, HD 16:9, 30 fps. Production: Jonathan Monaghan. Music: Evan Samek. Projection format: Blu-Ray, Quick Time. Image © Jonathan Monaghan. Used here courtesy of Curator’s Office, Washington D.C. All rights reserved.

Created:
2013

Jonathan Monaghan Rainbow Narcosis

Dimensions:
8:46 mins

Description:
Stereo sound, HD 16:9, 30 fps. Production: Jonathan Monaghan. Music: Evan Samek. Projection format: Blu-Ray, Quick Time. Image © Jonathan Monaghan. Used here courtesy of Curator’s Office, Washington D.C. All rights reserved.

Created:
2013

Jonathan Monaghan Rainbow Narcosis

Dimensions:
8:46 mins

Description:
Stereo sound, HD 16:9, 30 fps. Production: Jonathan Monaghan. Music: Evan Samek. Projection format: Blu-Ray, Quick Time. Image © Jonathan Monaghan. Used here courtesy of Curator’s Office, Washington D.C. All rights reserved.

Created:
2013

Jonathan Monaghan Rainbow Narcosis

Dimensions:
8:46 mins

Description:
Stereo sound, HD 16:9, 30 fps. Production: Jonathan Monaghan. Music: Evan Samek. Projection format: Blu-Ray, Quick Time. Image © Jonathan Monaghan. Used here courtesy of Curator’s Office, Washington D.C. All rights reserved.

Created:
2013

Jonathan Monaghan Rainbow Narcosis

Dimensions:
8:46 mins

Description:
Stereo sound, HD 16:9, 30 fps. Production: Jonathan Monaghan. Music: Evan Samek. Projection format: Blu-Ray, Quick Time. Image © Jonathan Monaghan. Used here courtesy of Curator’s Office, Washington D.C. All rights reserved.

Created:
2013

Jonathan Monaghan Rainbow Narcosis

Dimensions:
8:46 mins

Description:
Stereo sound, HD 16:9, 30 fps. Production: Jonathan Monaghan. Music: Evan Samek. Projection format: Blu-Ray, Quick Time. Image © Jonathan Monaghan. Used here courtesy of Curator’s Office, Washington D.C. All rights reserved.

Created:
2013

Jonathan Monaghan Rainbow Narcosis

Dimensions:
8:46 mins

Description:
Stereo sound, HD 16:9, 30 fps. Production: Jonathan Monaghan. Music: Evan Samek. Projection format: Blu-Ray, Quick Time. Image © Jonathan Monaghan. Used here courtesy of Curator’s Office, Washington D.C. All rights reserved.

Created:
2013

Dimensions:
8:46 mins

Description:
Stereo sound, HD 16:9, 30 fps. Production: Jonathan Monaghan. Music: Evan Samek. Projection format: Blu-Ray, Quick Time. Video © Jonathan Monaghan. Used here courtesy of Curator’s Office, Washington D.C. All rights reserved.

Created:
2013

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Jonathan Monaghan
Rainbow Narcosis

From Greek word for numbness, narcosis implies a dissociative state of paralysis. Referencing this notion, Rainbow Narcosis is a 9 minute 3D animation following a headless lamb through a series of otherworldly environments.

With a visual style that shifts between photo-realism and video games, the work highlights the increasing disconnect between whats real and whats mediated.

Drawing as much on the past and mythology, as on science fiction and digital culture, it is unclear what the story means, where it leads or what the moral is. From the Palais Garnier to a modernist loft, the subject matter references wealth and power, while maintaining an ambiguity that seduces only to unsettle. An endless loop of sleek but ultimately vacuous simulation where meanings don’t quite materialize, Rainbow Narcosis is a cinematic response to a digital reality beyond meaning.

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